BIG IDEAs Lab DBDP awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Award for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

May 28, 2020


The Big Ideas Lab Digital Biomarker Discovery Pipeline proposal to integrate with Open mHealth was one of the 23 open source software projects essential to biomedical research that was chosen for CZI support!

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3.8 million in funding for 23 grants to support open source software projects essential to biomedical research, enabling software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, this announcement brings CZI’s total commitment to funding scientific open source to $8.8 million.

Open source software is crucial to modern scientific research, advancing biology and medicine while providing reproducibility and transparency. Yet even the most widely-used research software often lacks dedicated funding. With these grants, awardees will be able to hire additional developers, improve documentation, address usability, improve compatibility, onboard contributors, convene communities, and more.


Read more about the CZI Iniative for Essential Open Source Software below:


Read more about the Big Ideas Lab proposal below: